Keep your vehicle in good condition this winter

With the cold weather approaching, there are some things to be aware of to keep your car in prime condition.

Install a T3. It lets the car owner and their emergency contacts check the GPS location, which could be critical if your vehicle is stuck.  The T3 also lets you check the battery voltage and notifies you if your battery is getting low.

Replace your windshield wipers. Who knows when the first snowfall will come, perhaps it will snow again on Halloween. In the cold, your wipers can freeze and crack. Make sure to have your windshield wipers replaced so that they work properly and can help keep your windows clear.

Consider new tires. Hydroplaning and spinning out of control is scary and no fun. If your tires do not work the best in the snow, consider getting them changed now before winter arrives. Check your tires pressure to make sure your tires are always filled with air because colder temperatures cause tire pressure to drop.

Check your brakes. Whether a car’s brakes struggle in the cold or snow depends on the type of car it is, but it’s crucial always to make sure they are working correctly. Whether it be driving in rain, sleet or snow, it’s best to make sure they are right and prepared for any weather. You should consider getting them checked every other oil change.

Check your oil. Cold weather can wreak havoc to your engine. Motor oil thickens when it is cold outside, making it harder for the car engine to turn over and start. Be mindful to check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommendation.

Keep your eye on your car battery. Without your car battery, your car would not be able to start. Extreme cold weather can cause your battery to freeze. Try and drive your car every day because starting up your vehicle recharges and warms up the battery. Remember you can easily check your car battery with your T3.

There is time before the freezing, cold winter is here but it’s always helpful to start planning on what precautions to take for the upcoming season. Winter will be here before you know it, be prepared!

All about the 911Tracker for your RV

Before heading out on the road to work, run errands, or go on a road trip you want to know that your RV will be safe under any circumstance. The911Tracker is the perfect device to ensure 24/7 protection!

  • You can check the location of your RV at any time!
  • If there is an unauthorized movement you will be alerted via a text message showing the GPS location of the RV.
  • You’ll never have to worry again about not knowing where you parked your RV or if somebody is going to try and break in and steal it.
  • The 911Tracker offers GREAT protection to guarantee that your RV is safe at all times.

Don’t wait, contact us today and check out our website to see how you get your 911Tracker!

Tips for Finding Your Car in a Crowded Parking Lot

How many times have you parked your car in a parking lot and have forgotten where it was? You walk around and around trying to find it and you’re mind goes blank on where you parked. This happens to more people than you think, about 1 in 7 drivers have admitted to losing their cars in parking lots. How can you resolve this problem? Here are some tips on how to better find  where you parked.

Take a video. This might sound silly but you can find your way back if you record the entire trip out of the parking lot, or down the street, to your destination. To not make it obvious of what you’re doing, you can film with your smartphone behind you so that you see the exact path you took.

Pin your location (when possible). This might be tricky with indoor parking lots but if you are parked anywhere outside, you can “drop a pin” of your current location to help you navigate back to your car later.

Make your car noticeable. It is hard to find your car in a lot filled with other cars. Make your car stand out by having a flag stick out on it or tie a bandana around your car’s radio antennae. The more visual the better!

Park near light poles or landmarks. Be deliberate about where you park by choosing a spot next to a light pole or landmark for reference later on. You have a better chance of remembering where you parked this way, even if it is a further walk it will be worth it in the end.

Utilize your technology. Install a T3 and you will be able to find the location of your car with a click of the button.

Being conscious of where you park in a parking lot helps you easily find you car later on, but sometimes we’re in a rush and just park anywhere unknowingly. The above tips should help you better find your car from now on!

T3 Fall Specials

Our T3 Vehicle Security System is a great product to have, immediately notifying you if your car has an emergency or when there is an unauthorized movement. 

We are offering two Fall Specials this season:

Our T3-SS3 Vehicle Security System special includes the T3 Tracker AND a 3-month Silver Service plus free shipping in the USA. The normal price of this product is $289 but with this fall special it is only $199!

The T3-SS12 T3 Vehicle Security System special includes the T3 Tracker AND a one-year Silver Service plus free shipping in the USA. The normal price of this is $432 but this fall special is only $299.

Don’t miss out on these amazing deals visit our website https://www.911tracker.com/products  to find out more information on our Fall Specials!

Must-Have Accessories for your Car this Fall

Fall is just about here. Is your car ready? Here are some must-have accessories to keep on hand this season.

Bluetooth tracking tag. The lazy days of summer have ended, and you probably now have a lot on your mind. The last thing you want to worry about is where you placed your keys. You’ll always be able to find them with a key finder such as this.

Emergency kit. Unfortunately emergencies happen. It’s always best to be prepared. Throw a kit like this in your trunk, and you’ll be able to handle most situations that arise.

Windshield washer fluid.  As the temperatures drop, you’ll want to replace your windshield washer fluid with one suited for colder weather.

Trash cans. Fall means kids sports…which means carpools…which means messy cars. Keep all those snack wrappers in one place with a car trashcan such as this.

The T3: Car theft happens in every season, so protect your car with the T3 Vehicle Security System. The T3 alerts you immediately if your car has an emergency or unauthorized movement. You call the T3 to connect a 3-way call to the 911-Operator located closest to your car – even if you are thousands of miles away. You are talking directly to police within seconds of the emergency. No call center is used – saving you time and money. For more information and to purchase your T3 system visit our website.

TECH TIP: The T3 owner sets their phone number in the T3 memory and T3 always sends notifications to the owners phone.  T3 will only answer calls from the owner’s phone and from the owner’s authorized emergency contacts.

2018 Goodguys Car Show Recap

For the 6th year in a row, 911tracker hosted a booth at the Goodguys 32nd West Coast Nationals Car Show, a 3-day show in Pleasanton, CA.

It is always a wonderful time to connect with fellow enthusiasts like ourselves and inform everyone about the T3 and all of its capabilities.

One of the best things about the Good Guys Car Show is getting to experience the thousands of amazing and beautifully cared for rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks all from 1972 and earlier.

It is also a great place to visit tons of vendors and exhibits and give away a few T3s.If you didn’t get a chance to make it out to the show, don’t worry! Our Summer Special is still available — just visit https://www.911tracker.com/products

2018 Good Guys West Coast Car Show

Are you going to the Goodguys 33rd West Coast Nationals Car Show August 24th-26th? The 3-day show at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA features thousands of rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks all from 1972 and earlier. America’s most beautiful street rod will be crowned and spectators can enjoy a Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition, numerous displays, live entertainment, and a kids zone complete with arts & crafts, games, prizes, and free make and takes. Share your love of cars with the family!

There will also be a number of vendor and manufacturer exhibits, including a 911Tracker/911SafeTrack booth for the 6th year in a row. Make sure you stop by our booth to say hello and learn more about the T3 Tracker and all of its capabilities. We are located at #188 Building A. This is the same spot as last year!

For details and ticket/registration information, you can find it on the Good Guys Website.

Plan a National Park Road Trip this Fall

Thinking about taking a road trip to visit a national park this fall?  It’s a great time of the year to go, with temperatures beginning to drop, crowds starting to thin, and all of the beautiful  changing colors. Here are three parks to keep in mind:

Sequoia National Park, CA.   While you may not be able to take your eyes off the giant trees, you’ll also want to  walk up the 400 steps to reach the top of Moro Rock for spectacular views;  visit General Sherman, believed to be the world’s tallest tree;  take a tour of Crystal Cave; and explore one of the park’s many trails. For more information visit https://www.nps.gov/seki/index.htm

Yellowstone National Park, ID, MT, WY.  You can’t visit without a trip to Old Faithful, known to erupt about every hour and a half;  the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone  is a favorite hiking spot; the Grand Prismatic Spring at Geyser Basin is the largest hot spring in the U.S., Gibbon Falls is wondrous, and the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center is a great place to learn about wildlife.  For more information visit https://www.nps.gov/yell/index.htm

Acadia National Park, ME.   It may not be beach weather, but you’ll want to visit Sand Beach known for its beautiful views and shell fragments; Cadillac Mountain is the tallest mountain on the North Atlantic Sea Board; and Schoodic Peninsula is the only section of the park that is located on the mainland of Maine. For more information visit: https://www.nps.gov/acad/index.htm

For some road trip tips check out http://911tracker-blog.com/road-trip-tips/.

TECH TIP: An authorized emergency contact can call the T3 and the T3 will answer their call. The contact can have T3 make the 3-party call to 911 to explain the emergency.

 

Goodguys 32nd West Coast Nationals Car Show 8/24 – 8/26

We’re not wishing the summer away, but we are looking forward to August, because we’ll be attending the Goodguys 32nd West Coast Nationals Car Show! Will you be there too?

The 3-day show takes place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, CA, August 24 -26 and features over 3,000 rods, customs, classics, muscle cars and trucks all from 1972 and earlier. Share your love of cars with the family and cheer as America’s most beautiful street rod is crowned.  Spectators can enjoy a Nitro Thunderfest Dragster Exhibition, numerous displays, live music entertainment, and a kids zone complete with arts & crafts, games, prizes, and free make and takes.  New for 2018 is Spectre Performance All American Sunday (8/26) welcoming American made or powered vehicles.

This is the sixth year in a row we will be a vendor.  We’d love it if you would stop by our booth to say hello and learn more about the T3 Tracker and all of its capabilities.  For details and ticket/registration information please visit the Goodguys Website.

What to Know Before You Hit the Road in Your RV

Summer is here! Which means it’s time to hit the road and explore new sites. If you’re planning on taking your first RV trip, here are some things to keep in mind:

Practice. An RV will not maneuver like a car. It’s best to practice driving and parking before heading out for your first big trip.

Service your RV. You’ll want everything in top notch condition (waste water system, brakes, tire pressure, batteries, lights, etc.) before you go.

Stock up your RV. It’s always a good idea to carry a tool kit and emergency kit if planning to travel in a remote area, and you’ll want to hit the grocery store to buy your essentials such as paper towels, toilet paper, sunscreen, bug spray, food, etc. to last a good duration of your trip.

Sleep. Make sure to get a good night’s sleep before your trip. According to sleep experts, it is important to actually get at least two consecutive nights of 7-8 hours of sleep before you begin your drive. This way you can avoid any drowsy driving.

Map out where you’ll stay. Whether you plan to rough it, or would like to feel more at home being hooked up to electricity, water, sewage and cable, you’ll want to research ahead of time. You’ll need a reservation at some RV parks.

Think about bringing along your car. If you’re planning to spend a significant amount of time at your destination, it may help to have a car. Having to park somewhere in your RV every time you leave the RV park can be a challenge.

Protect your RV and belongings with the T3. With a T3 you can check on the location of your RV or status any time you wish. If there happens to be an unauthorized movement, or a factory installed alarm is activated, the T3 will alert you via a text message that will show the GPS location of the RV, the speed it is traveling, and the direction it’s going. You can then easily connect to a 911 operator closest to the RV to report the theft and get immediate help. No call center is used, saving time and money.  The T3 is the only anti-theft device with these capabilities. You can also easily transfer the T3 to another vehicle as well.

You can learn more about the T3 here.

Have a great trip!

TECH TIP: The T3 owner sets their phone number in the T3 memory and T3 always sends notifications to the owner’s phone.  T3 will only answer calls from the owner’s phone and from the owner’s authorized emergency contacts.